GEO3114 : Local and Regional Development
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Mr Liam Keenan
- Lecturer: Professor Danny MacKinnon
- Owning School: Geography, Politics & Sociology
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
• To examine critically existing understandings and models of local and regional development
• To provide an advanced knowledge and understanding of local and regional development theory and policy.
• To develop an advanced understanding of the instruments and policies of local and regional development.
• To examine local and regional development in practice in an international context.
Outline Of Syllabus
Part I – Introduction outlines the changing context of local and regional development and poses
fundamental questions about its purpose and nature.
Part II – Frameworks of understanding – Concepts and theories of local and regional
development provides a range of conceptual and theoretical frameworks for understanding and
interpreting local and regional development.
Part III – Rationales, Strategies, policies and instruments- discusses the strategies and policies of attempts
to generate and shape local and regional development processes.
Part IV – Local and regional development in practice addresses ‘on the ground’
experiences in different contexts internationally in the global North and South.
Part V – Conclusions summarises and concludes the main contributions and issues
raised in the module as well as outlining future concerns for local and regional development.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||22||1:00||22:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||8||1:00||8:00||3 x 6 parallel sessions|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||1||2:00||2:00||Film, TV, Podcast, Youtube and Blog debate and analysis|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||6||1:00||6:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||162:00||162:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures introduce, develop and illustrate the core conceptual, theoretical, empirical and policy content of the module.
The workshop focuses upon debate and analysis of contemporary material, drawing upon specialist film, TV, podcast, Youtube and blog sources.
Seminars provide an opportunity for more interactive, student-led discussion, analysis and debate.
The drop in/surgery provides an opportunity for discussion and problem solving in addressing course material.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Oral Presentation||10||2||M||15||10 minute group presentation|
|Essay||2||M||40||1,600 word essay|
|Essay||1||M||40||1,600 word essay|
|Prof skill assessmnt||1||M||5||Seminar Participation (assessed) - Seminars are arranged to ensure an element of participation from each student|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Assessed Essays I and II tests the students’ ability to explore subjects in-depth, demanding critical reading and writing skills and an ability to gather and synthesise material and to formulate a rigorous argument. Group presentation tests ability to engage and contribute seminar project, work collectively in a group and present their project to their peers in their seminar sessions.